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KENYA - TANZANIA
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Family friendly safaris in East Africa
are welcome at almost all destinations in Kenya, although age limits apply in
certain destinations. On the family friendly safaris, lodges and regions, we have
placed the following symbol to help you identify the family-friendliness of the
This is the Family-friendly icon:
so wherever you see this symbol, it is family friendly!
Here are some guidelines for bringing your family on safari:
- Children are well loved in the African tribal cultures, and happily accepted
at most lodges. However, The Ark, Treetops and Mountain Lodge only accept children
over 8 years old.
- Malaria is prevalent in some parts of East Africa. We recommend that all children
traveling to East Africa are 3 years or older, and therefore old enough to take
a regular malaria pill.
- Some safaris involve driving in a mini-bus for 6-8 hours at a time, on dusty,
bumpy roads. In national parks, the children cannot get out of the vehicle to
walk, due to the wild animals nearby. We therefore recommend that families either
fly between regions and camps, or stay longer in fewer places, to avoid the long
drives from one camp to another.
- If you do have a long drive from one camp to another, we recommend that you
bring lots of coloring books and reading books to keep the children entertained!
- Dehydration is a common cause of stomach upset in children. We recommend that
everyone in the family drinks at least 4 liters of non-alcoholic and non-caffeinated
drinks per day, to avoid dehydration.
Please visit http://www.eco-resorts.com/Faq2.htm for
more details on traveling in East Africa.